On this day in Tudor history, 21st April 1509, Henry VII died and his son came to the throne as Henry VIII.
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In this #TudorHistoryShorts, I share two contemporary sources about Henry VIII's accession.
Find out more about Henry VII's death and Henry VIII's accession in this more detailed video:
Also on this day in Tudor history, 21st April 1581, alchemist Thomas Charnock was buried at Otterhampton in Somerset.
Charnock was obsessed with alchemy and claimed to have made the philosopher's stone, which he offered to Queen Elizabeth I in exchange for financial support.
Find out more about Thomas Charnock, his work on alchemy, and the philosopher's stone...